Coho

Steelhead
Matt Corsi / Idaho Fish and Game

Idaho anglers may not have to wait much longer before they’re able to stock their freezer with steelhead.

Working For Idaho's Extinct Coho Salmon

Dec 7, 2012
Aaron Kunz / EarthFix

The Northwest’s declining salmon runs have spurred marathon legal battles and inspired billions in spending to save the iconic species.

But Idaho’s coho salmon were never listed as endangered before they went extinct in 1987. Few people noticed when the fish were gone. But the Nez Perce Indian tribe did. And thanks to its extraordinary efforts, coho are once again returning by the thousands to Idaho waters.